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Importance of Proper Grounding for your CNC Plasma Cutting System

So you have decided to invest in a state-of-the-art CNC plasma cutting system from EZCUTCNC. Great choice! Our systems are exceptionally well-built using the most durable materials and cutting-edge technique. Though economically priced, our systems come with everything you need (and more!) to achieve outstanding cut quality for your metal fabrication projects. Whether you produce only a few cuts in a day, or thousands, our CNC plasma cutting systems have the features you need to get the job done. There are many important steps to take to prepare for the arrival of your new CNC plasma cutting system. By doing these in advance, when your CNC plasma table arrives and is installed, you will be able to begin cutting immediately. Proper preparation is the key to maximizing the usability of your CNC plasma cutting system, as well as ensuring its safety and the safety of those in the workshop.

One of the most important things you can do to prepare for your CNC plasma cutting system is grounding. This is important because electrical noise from the plasma inverter, high frequency, and other transit voltage could interfere with the CNC controller and control cables, causing the system to malfunction. Every workshop is unique and the extent of the grounding you need will depend on the type of plasma that you are using. We highly recommend consulting the plasma manufacturer operating manual for grounding specifications that are unique to the specific kind of plasma you choose to use. There are many fundamental purposes to grounding your system. First, it protects your personnel. When you properly ground your CNC plasma cutting system, you ensure that should there be an electrical charge that enters the system, it will go directly into the ground, rather than into metal components of the table that personnel may come in contact with. If the personnel were to come in contact with charged metal components, they could be electrocuted. Further, it protects your equipment. An investment in a CNC plasma cutting system is no small investment and you want to do everything possible to protect your investment. With proper grounding, you reduce the risk of an electrical charge or noise from shorting the system or damaging critical system components. Once you have determined what plasma you will be using with your new EZCutCNC plasma cutting system, contact the manufacturer to discuss your metal fabrication shop’s specific grounding needs so that you can optimize safety and manufacturing processes.

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